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Italy Defeat England On Penalty To Emerge EURO 2020 Winners – [Photos]

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Italy have emerged champions of the 2020 European Championship after defeating England in a penalty shootout.

Naija News understands that the two countries battled on Sunday night, July 11 and ended 1-1 on full time. And extra minutes game awarded still ended with a goalless draw, leading to a compulsory penalty shootout.

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, however, took the shine for the Azzurri in the shootout as England’s substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka could not convert their spot for their home country.

Meanwhile, even Andrea Belotti and Jorginho missed their penalties for Italy. Belotti and Jorginho saw their kicks saved by Jordan Pickford, while the three Premier League club players; Rashford, Sancho and Saka all missed for England.

It is Italy’s first Euro triumph since 1968 and the sixth of such victory, Naija News understands.

See photos from last night game below:

Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and England’s John Stones compete for the ball during the Euro 2020 soccer championship final between England and Italy at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, July 11, 2021. (John Sibley/Pool Photo via AP)